WHAT: Environmental, labor, consumer and family farm advocates critical of the pending Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will gather at10:30am this Wednesday outside the negotiating round’s “stakeholder” event to speak with interested reporters.  Interviews can be scheduled for other times using the contact information below. 
“These negotiations cover far more than the tariffs and quotas normally associated with ‘trade,’ delving deep into environmental, consumer safety, financial, public procurement and other public policy areas,” said Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director of Citizens Trade Campaign. “The world cannot afford for this pact to become a back-door means of deregulation.”
WHERE: Outside the J.C. Penney Main Building
National 4-H Youth Conference Center
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD
WHEN: 10:30am, Wednesday, October 1, 2014
VISUALS:  Activists with t-shirts and signs will also be at the 10:30am availability for photographs and b-roll.
  • Manuel Pérez-Rocha, Institute for Policy Studies. Associate Fellow. Expertise in TTIP’s repercussions outside the U.S. and Europe. 240-838-6623manuel@ips-dc.org.
  • Jeffrey Chester, Center for Digital Democracy. Executive Director. Expertise in digital privacy, digital trade, data flows and consumer protection. 202-986-2220jeff@democraticmedia.org.
  • Michael Dolan, Teamsters. Legislative Representative. Expertise in labor, public procurement, geographic indicators and services. 202-297-8097mdolan@teamsters.org.
  • Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO. Trade & Globalization Policy Specialist. Expertise in labor, procurement and investment. 202-549-5445Cdrake@aflcio.org.
  • Karen Hansen-Kuhn, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Director of International Strategies. Expertise in agriculture, GMOs, food safety and regulatory cooperation.202-413-9533khansenkuhn@iatp.org.
  • Carroll Muffett, Center for International Environmental LawPresident and CEO. Expertise in chemicals, the environment, international trade and investment. 202-425-2934Cmuffett@ciel.org.
  • Ilana Solomon, Sierra Club. Responsible Trade Program Director. Expertise in energy, the environment and investment. 202-222-5004ilana.solomon@sierraclub.org.
  • Melinda St. Louis, Public Citizen. International Campaigns Director, Global Trade Watch. Expertise in investment, regulatory cooperation and consumer protection. 202-441-7579mstlouis@citizen.org.
  • Marcus Stanley, Americans for Financial Reform. Policy Director. Expertise in financial services and consumer protection. 202-674-9885marcus@ourfinancialsecurity.org.
  • Rep. Sharon Anglin Treat, Maine State Representative. Co-chair of the Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission. Presenting on behalf of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. Expertise in state concerns regarding regulatory harmonization, the environment, climate, chemicals, procurement, food policy and investment.207-242-8558satreat@gmail.com.
  • Ronald White, M.S.T., Center for Effective Government. Director of Regulatory Policy. Expertise in the U.S. regulatory process and environmental health regulations. 240-381-4075rwhite@foreffectivegov.org.

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